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Updated the OpenWRT firmware on my router, and looked into blocking Google DNS since my Roku devices are hard-coded to use it. Did it, and now my TV uses my router's DNS (NextDNS), which has some nice blocklists applied to it. Nice to see a blank ad-spot on my Roku home screen now.

Got financial aid for the Google IT support course on Coursera!
Or so I thought :p I did receive the financial aid, but due to me not reading the conditions correctly, it was for a course I already completed... Looks like I'll have to re-apply for the correct course.

Got a knock-off 85w MagSafe charger recently, but it didn't work.

After a bit of research, it turns out you can use the MagSafe end on any DC output seemingly up to or around 20V. I found an old Acer gaming laptop charger I had (19V), chopped its barrel connector of, put the MagSafe wire on it, and it works nicely! Registers 85w under macOS, and seemingly handles ok under load.

Managed to figure out a seemingly perfect eGPU set-up with a MacBook! Will have to definitely write up a guide to this at some point.

Took my phone out of my pocket and noticed a nice hairline crack through the screen that came out of nowhere; guess it's time to order some parts!

Quick-fixed an overheating RPi3 with a piece of thermal tape and a 1977 penny; may have to order some tiny heatsinks in the future though

Managed to make a quick Copr for Mesa with Valve's ACO shader compiler: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/espionage724/mesa-git-acotest/

Back to self-hosting Friendica; feels nice being back to a familiar PHP/MySQL stack
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